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Mapping An Unfinished Masterpiece: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic By Julia Stern (Book Review), Christina Triezenberg Sep 2013

Mapping An Unfinished Masterpiece: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic By Julia Stern (Book Review), Christina Triezenberg

Christina Triezenberg

No abstract provided.


Marriage Vows And Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas Jul 2013

Marriage Vows And Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas

Sabrina Thomas

This study analyzes the rapid increase of economic discrimination against married women teachers in the early twentieth century, particularly during the Depression. It challenges the notion that economic discrimination against married women teachers was simple, easy, and largely was unchallenged. I argue that the creation and proliferation of marriage bars in the early twentieth century involved a compounded and multifaceted set of economic and social concerns. Support for this argument is accomplished by examination of the national debate on marriage bars as well as careful investigation of the local debate illustrated in Huntington, West Virginia.


Teaching From A Feminist Perspective, Pamela J. Benson, Sharon Farmer May 2013

Teaching From A Feminist Perspective, Pamela J. Benson, Sharon Farmer

Pamela J Benson

No abstract provided.


Glenda Mcleod, Virtue And Venom: Catalogs Of Women From Antiquity To The Renaissance. The University Of Michigan Press, 1991, Pamela Benson May 2013

Glenda Mcleod, Virtue And Venom: Catalogs Of Women From Antiquity To The Renaissance. The University Of Michigan Press, 1991, Pamela Benson

Pamela J Benson

No abstract provided.


Review Of Michael Ostling, Between The Devil And The Host: Imagining Witchcraft In Early Modern Poland. Oxford University Press, 2011, For Polin/American Association For Polish Jewish Studies, Magda Teter May 2013

Review Of Michael Ostling, Between The Devil And The Host: Imagining Witchcraft In Early Modern Poland. Oxford University Press, 2011, For Polin/American Association For Polish Jewish Studies, Magda Teter

Magda Teter

Witches and witchcraft have fascinated not only the people of the premodern era, but also modern scholars who produced a tremendous amount of scholarship that has covered not only a large geographic area but also a wide variety of topics related to this subject in European history. Scholars have studied the legal and cultural underpinnings of witch-hunts; records of witch trials and works on witchcraft have served scholars as sources for the history of women and gender and the history of folk medical practices in the premodern era. Anyone interested in the history of witchcraft and magic in Europe can ...


The Story Behind Csu’S Lafayette Collection Or: How A French Aristocrat Brought Two “Ohio Sons” Together, Tama L. Engelking Apr 2013

The Story Behind Csu’S Lafayette Collection Or: How A French Aristocrat Brought Two “Ohio Sons” Together, Tama L. Engelking

Tama L. Engelking

No abstract provided.


Review Of Displacements: Women, Tradition, Literatures In French, Tama L. Engelking Apr 2013

Review Of Displacements: Women, Tradition, Literatures In French, Tama L. Engelking

Tama L. Engelking

Reviews the book `Displacements: Women, Tradition, Literatures in French,' edited by Joan DeJean and Nancy K. Miller.


Review Of Wild Heart: A Life. Natalie Clifford Barney's Journey From Victorian America To The Literary Salons Of Paris By Suzanne Rodriguez, Tama L. Engelking Apr 2013

Review Of Wild Heart: A Life. Natalie Clifford Barney's Journey From Victorian America To The Literary Salons Of Paris By Suzanne Rodriguez, Tama L. Engelking

Tama L. Engelking

No abstract provided.


Building Up: A History Of Montana Tech Library 1900 - 2006, Ann F. St. Clair Mar 2013

Building Up: A History Of Montana Tech Library 1900 - 2006, Ann F. St. Clair

Ann St. Clair

This paper traces the history of the Library of the Montana State School of Mines from its inception in 1900 to 2006. The history includes sketches of the library directors over 106 years, and the library’s various campus locations and emerging collections and services.


Promis/Ciudad: Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Sexualizing Space, Ageeth Sluis Mar 2013

Promis/Ciudad: Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Sexualizing Space, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Expectant At Seneca Falls, Sherry Penney, James Livingston Mar 2013

Expectant At Seneca Falls, Sherry Penney, James Livingston

Sherry Penney

This is a biographical sketch of Martha Coffin Wright of Auburn, New York, one of the organizers of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. She was active in the abolition movement and remained a leader in the women's rights movement until her death in 1875, when she was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association.


Romancing The Fan-Girl: Early Film Fan Magazines And American Girls’ Longing For Stardom., Diana Anselmo-Sequeira Jan 2013

Romancing The Fan-Girl: Early Film Fan Magazines And American Girls’ Longing For Stardom., Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Looking at “Beauty and Brains,” the first nationwide beauty competition issued by a film fan magazine (Photoplay Magazine) and a producing company (World Film Co.), this paper explores how early American cinema was shaped by female adolescence. In 1904, American psychologist G. Stanley Hall first described the “budding girl” as psychologically impermanent, malleable, and lacking self-awareness. A decade later, as the film industry became organized under an institutionalized star system, the figure of the growing girl linchpined the cult of the individual movie star.

I argue that, throughout the 1910s, adolescent girls were not only some of the best paid ...


Romancing The Fan-Girl: Early Film Fan Magazines And American Girls’ Longing For Stardom., Diana Anselmo-Sequeira Jan 2013

Romancing The Fan-Girl: Early Film Fan Magazines And American Girls’ Longing For Stardom., Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

No abstract provided.


Indigenismo From Below? Carlos Castaneda, New Age Anthropology And Identity Politics, Ageeth Sluis Jan 2013

Indigenismo From Below? Carlos Castaneda, New Age Anthropology And Identity Politics, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

This paper explores the intersections between Carlos Castaneda’s work on shamanism, indigenismo, and larger changes within the field of anthropology from the 1960s to 1980s. Castaneda introduced a large readership to Mexico at a time when the Americas saw pronounced socio-political and cultural changes. Despite criticism by fellow anthropologists, Castaneda's bestselling books became instrumental in constructing new indigenous identities, a magical Mexico, and new directions in anthropology. This paper seeks to understand Castaneda within a larger historical context of the historical trajectories of indigenismo and changes in gender and race identity politics both in Mexico and the U ...


"The Real Ida May: A Fugitive Tale In The Archives", Mary Niall Mitchell Dec 2012

"The Real Ida May: A Fugitive Tale In The Archives", Mary Niall Mitchell

Mary Niall Mitchell

No abstract provided.


A Brimming Cup: The Life Of Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Dec 2012

A Brimming Cup: The Life Of Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, born in 1905, was the grand - daughter of Melbourne real estate agent JR Buxton, whose investments in land and housing brought him wealth and significantly influenced much of his city's early development. In her memoir, Solid Bluestone Foundations, described by her great friend Manning Clark as 'a magnificent book of memories', Kathleen painted an evocative picture of family life at her grandparents' mansion Hughenden in Middle Park, and of middle - class living in early twentieth - century Melbourne. In adulthood she went on to become a brilliant academic and teacher whose former pupils became some of Australia's ...


Cultures Of Devotion, Kathleen Ashley Dec 2012

Cultures Of Devotion, Kathleen Ashley

Kathleen M. Ashley

"The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history--that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities....


Rape In Chicago: Race, Myth, And The Courts. By Dawn Rae Flood (Book Review), Lynne Curry Dec 2012

Rape In Chicago: Race, Myth, And The Courts. By Dawn Rae Flood (Book Review), Lynne Curry

Lynne E. Curry

The deceptively simple title of Dawn Rae Flood’s monograph belies its analytical complexity. Her close reading of appellate court transcripts in mid-twentieth century Chicago demonstrates the intricate interplay between collectively held beliefs about rape and the formal requirements of the criminal justice system, revealing the “ways in which language and the seemingly neutral rules of the court engendered profound power relations.” (p.13) Flood also looks at challenges to the system launched by accusers, defendants, legal officials, civil rights activists, and second-wave feminists, and the significant changes they provoked.The criminal prosecution of rape evolved very slowly, from its ...


Sister Margaret Mcbride, Lisa Zilinski Dec 2012

Sister Margaret Mcbride, Lisa Zilinski

Lisa Zilinski

Sister Margaret Mary McBride, RSM is the Vice President of Organizational Outreach at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Sister McBride is a Sister of Mercy who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. She is a board member of Mercy Hospital Bakersfield, Hospice of the Valley and Southwest Catholic Health Network (Mercy Care Plan). In November 2009, Sister McBride was latae sententiae (automatically) excommunicated for her decision to approve a life-saving abortion for a 27-year-old mother suffering from pulmonary hypertension. Sister McBride has ...


Edith Patch Papers Reveal The "Duality Of Her Powers", Desiree Butterfield-Nagy Dec 2012

Edith Patch Papers Reveal The "Duality Of Her Powers", Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

This short article traces themes found in the papers of Dr. Edith Marion Patch who accepted a position in 1903 at the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Maine as one of the first female entomologists in the country. She was well known both for her work as a scientist, particularly in the study of aphids, and as an author of several books for children.


Popular Legal Journalism In The Writings Of Maria Vérone, Sara L. Kimble Dec 2012

Popular Legal Journalism In The Writings Of Maria Vérone, Sara L. Kimble

Sara L Kimble

No abstract provided.


'A Triumph Of Brains Over Brute': Women And Science At The Horticultural College, Swanley, 1890-1910, Donald L. Opitz Dec 2012

'A Triumph Of Brains Over Brute': Women And Science At The Horticultural College, Swanley, 1890-1910, Donald L. Opitz

Donald L. Opitz

The founding of Britain's first horticultural college in 1889 advanced a scientific and coeducational response to three troubling national concerns: a major agricultural depression; the economic distress of single, unemployed women; and imperatives to develop the colonies. Buoyed by the technical instruction and women's movements, the Horticultural College and Produce Company, Limited, at Swanley, Kent, crystallized a transformation in the horticultural profession in which new science-based, formalized study threatened an earlier emphasis on practical apprenticeship training, with the effect of opening male-dominated trades to women practitioners. By 1903, the college closed its doors to male students, and new ...


Review Of Marriage In Premodern Europe: Italy And Beyond, Brian Maxson Dec 2012

Review Of Marriage In Premodern Europe: Italy And Beyond, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

Jacqueline Murray's Marriage in Premodern Europe collects a wide-ranging series of essays on marriage covering nearly four hundred years and almost the entire European Continent.